Saturday Swapit #32

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Diets sometimes have a mind of their own and there are times when we want to throw in the towel and sink our teeth in a packet of doughnuts or large box of chocolates.
Our subject today is pounds or kilos.

I am not, nor do I claim to be, a professional dietician, nutritionist or diet programme consultant.
I rejoined SW in May 2019 and have managed to stay within my target parameters since August 2019.

Saturday Swapit is not intended as a diet programme, and anyone who wants or needs to lose serious weight should consult a medical professional or their GP.

Do you weigh yourself in pounds or kilos?
My scales have the options to weigh in pounds, stones and pounds, or kilos, but whichever way I look a it, the numbers go up and down all the time.
At the surgery, they weigh me in kilos, but at both WW and SW, it was always stones and pounds. Here at home I weigh myself in pounds.
The loss is more noticeable as it takes 2.2 lbs to shift one kilo, so a little loss is good for the soul and I’ll take a few ounces at a time as long as it’s going in the right direction.

I also have friendly spots in the bathroom which can fluctuate my weight by as much as two pounds. X marks the spot and the scales have to be just so, but it works……… sometimes.
All joking aside, it has been a pretty good week as I started within my target parameters.
I’ve had a few naughties but because I weigh myself every day (though the experts say not to) and still keep my food diary, I can monitor myself and make the necessary adjustment when I’ve overdone it.  The heat has not helped though and I have not really been in the mood to spend ages in the kitchen preparing a meal when something out of the freezer and bunged in the oven is much more appealing. Salads aren’t good for me as they are not filling, I retain the water, and quite honestly, I don’t like lettuce that much!

I tried a frozen fish pie this week for a change and eventually found the couple of obligatory pieces of fish (to prevent it being guilty of trades description) in the cream coloured but tasteless chive sauce under somewhat watery mashed potatoes and a flake or two of, I think, cheese. It’s given me an idea to make a tuna pasta myself which will be a free SW meal as I don’t use sauce and will throw in mixed veg with the pasta as well and have my 30g allowance of cheddar on the top.

They don’t weigh food in pounds and ounces anymore, though BoJo had suggested going back to imperial weights and measures now that we’ve left the EU.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Saturday Swapit #32

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Kg. We don’t do pounds in Australia

  2. Nancy Richy says:

    We go by pounds here in the USA. I have a scale but don’t remember to use it until I realize I have a doctor’s appointment and should prepare myself for the shock or I have an event to go to. Weighing myself before a party or a wedding is really stupid; if the number is high I’ll get upset. Just try on the damn dress and pray it fits. If it doesn’t then cut out the bagels for a week which is no easy feat considering we have the best bagel makers in town who seduce their customers with offers like “Buy 12, get 6 free!” Who can resist a deal like that?? I’m not a big eater and now that it’s just me and my husband I don’t cook large meals. Last night for dinner we had poached salmon and asparagus. It was delicious and healthy so when 10PM rolled around and I went for a cinnamon raisin bagel, I didn’t feel the least bit guilty. 😁

    • I love cinnamon and raisin bagels, but the syn value is horrendous and as I’m the only one who’d eat them, I don’t buy them. My clothes still fit from my working days, though one skirt does hang on me a bit as I’m four sizes smaller now.

  3. Carol anne says:

    I weigh myself in pounds, but my GP’S surgery weighs me in kilos. I prefer to be weighed in pounds though. X

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